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United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area B records

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-39

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Records, 1945-1975, of United Textile Workers Union, Southern Region, Area B, consist of correspondence, minutes, legal and financial documents, and printed materials pertaining to Local 120 (Newberry, S.C.) and its relationship with the Newberry Mills, Inc., and Local 434 (Bluefield, W. Va.) and its dealings with The United Piece Dye Works. Also included is documentation from unsuccessful organizing campaigns at P. Garvan, Inc., Spartanburg, S.C., and at the Lawson United Feldspar and Mineral Company, Spruce Pine, N.C. Both local unions dissolved c.1975.

Dates

  • 1945-1975

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) was chartered in 1901 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). The UTWA became a founding union of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1937. As part of the CIO, the UTWA was renamed the Textile Workers Organizing Committee then the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA). In 1939, a dissident faction of the TWUA sought for and was allowed to re-affiliate with the AFL under its original name, the United Textile Workers of America.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Records, 1945-1975, of United Textile Workers Union, Southern Region, Area B, consist of correspondence, minutes, legal and financial documents, and printed materials.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, courtesy of Eugene Heath, December 22, 1977.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Textile Workers of America records, 1930-1996 (L1973-54)
  2. United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area A records, 1956-1972 (L1974-11)
  3. United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area B records, 1972-1973 (L1975-01)
  4. The Uprising of '34 collection, 1987-1995 (L1995-13)
  5. Textile Workers Union of America contracts collection, 1939-1976 (L-contracts_TWUA)
  6. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union contracts collection, 1977-1981 (L-contracts_ACTWU)

Separated Materials

During processing photographs were separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. Photograph, Local 120 officers, 1961

Processing Information

Inventoried by Jim Blomeley at the file level, August 9, 1978.
Title
United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area B:
Subtitle
A Guide to Their Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1978
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • 2005 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)